Home Remedies for MDMA Withdrawal Symptoms Are Not Viable Options
By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: July 27, 2016

MDMA use usually starts at parties, dance clubs or places of celebration. Often, people are unaware of how much the drug can affect their bodies and minds if more MDMA, also known as Molly or Ecstasy, is taken over time. MDMA use can lead to physical and psychological dependence, causing a wide array of MDMA withdrawal symptoms when individuals try to stop using. Many people try home remedies to alleviate MDMA withdrawal symptoms as they stop taking the drug. But these home remedies, also sometimes called holistic remedies, are usually ineffective and never treat the underlying cause of the addiction. Without professional addiction treatment from experienced, certified providers, MDMA withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous. Additionally, without treating the root issues that led to addiction, the patient will simply relapse or develop an addiction to a different substance.

Factors Affecting Severity of MDMA Withdrawal Symptoms

There are several factors that determine the severity of MDMA withdrawal symptoms. When users stop taking the drug, if their body and brain are dependent on it, withdrawal symptoms can be worse or easier to bear than for someone else who has taken MDMA. These factors influencing MDMA, Ecstasy or Molly withdrawal symptoms include:

  • How frequently MDMA was used, with more frequent use leading to more severe withdrawal symptoms
  • How long MDMA has been used, with longer-term use causing more extensive withdrawal symptoms
  • The dosage taken, with larger dosage more deeply affecting the brain and causing more difficult withdrawal

MDMA Withdrawal Symptoms

When MDMA is used, serotonin levels in the brain are depleted. It can take a very long time—months or longer—for patients to recover from lost serotonin levels and for the brain to return to more normal and stable functioning. This creates a particularly dangerous withdrawal from MDMA, as patients are so deeply affected mentally, emotionally and psychologically. Withdrawal symptoms for MDMA, Molly and Ecstasy include:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Cravings
  • Depersonalization
  • Depression
  • Delusions
  • Fatigue
  • Hallucinations, both auditory and visual
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Panic attacks
  • Poor concentration
  • Psychosis

Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, FL Provides Safe and Effective MDMA Withdrawal and Treatment

When you or a loved one are ready to overcome physical dependence on MDMA, Ecstasy or Molly, treatment in a licensed and accredited addiction treatment center is the right choice. At Lakeview Health, patients can discover root issues that led to MDMA dependence so they can overcome this drug and not fall into the same cycle with another. A wide variety of treatments and therapies are used in conjunction with dual diagnosis treatment to provide the best health of body, mind and spirit. Family programs also help families heal from the addiction and learn more about dysfunction and issues that can lead to drug use and dependence. When you’re ready to end MDMA addiction and begin a new life, call Lakeview Health at 866.704.7692 for more information. Don’t wait to call. Your brighter tomorrow begins with MDMA recovery.